Gaza Strip Power Protests

After years of power cuts in Gaza by the ruling Hamas, residents of the Strip finally took to the streets to protest.

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Demystifying the Kurds

Between their role in the ongoing civil war in Syria, and their desire for a state, the Kurdish people have been propelled to a near-celebrity status by the media in the West. Who exactly are the Kurds?

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Rafsanjani Dies, Iranian Moderates Loose an Important Figure

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an Iranian ayatollah and former president of the Islamic republic died on January 8th. He was an important figure in the establishment of the current government. Rafsanjani helped Ruhollah Khomeini seize power in the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and has been involved in the government ever since.

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